Vehicle Diagnostics

Analysis of vehicle performance

Understanding your vehicles “health” enables decisions such as when to perform preventive maintenance, what actions can be postponed until the next maintenance cycle, and whether a driver is causing any damage through poor driving habits. These are the questions that you need to have answered on a daily basis to keep your fleets health in check and to maximize business uptime. We provide actionable insights into the driving performance of your fleet and, as a result, the actions needed to improve efficiency and prevent severe wear and tear damage.

How It Works

Modern vehicles contain many micro-controllers that connect into a Controller Area Network (CAN bus), the biggest being the Engine Control Unit (ECU). CAN bus is a message-based protocol, originally designed for multiplex electrical wiring within automobiles. CAN bus is one of the protocols used in the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD)-II vehicle diagnostics standard. Once you turn on the vehicle switch and throughout the vehicle's trip, the micro-controllers send status messages that we read, filter and analyze.

In the event we detect an exception to certain thresholds or a sequence of contingencies, a report or an alert is sent for intervention.

These insights affect many aspects of both driver and vehicle performance. This is best illustrated, for example, in scenarios if the driver shifts gear in time without overloading the engine, through to temperature  and overheating notifications, reading Digital Trouble Codes (DTC), safety belt and airbag use or whether refueling or "syphoning" of fuel are occurring.

The CAN data is a means to an end whereby vast amounts of data are churned into useful insights for each fleet manager individually. Monitoring heavy vehicles is very different from light vehicle monitoring and each manager has a list of data he wants to analyse.

We work in conjunction with your fleet manager to design dashboards, reports & complex alerts catering to your specific needs

Increase performance, decrease maintenance costs.

CAN & OBD II Data Benefits and Features

  • Obtain data that is relevant to your specific operational requirements

  • Obtain alert patterns that will enable prioritising maintenance

  • Decide on the format of Alerts & Reports

  • Design complex, contingent alerts (e.g. Temperature heating for more than X minutes, Y RPM at X Speed – parameters configurable)

  • Drop of 5% in fuel level during 1 minute (parameters configurable)